Speech Acts
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Abstract: The philosopher J.L. Austin observed that speakers can use language to do a variety of things in addition to making statements, including promising, excommunicating, and requesting. Theories…

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Mitchell Green and Ralph DiFranco, “Speech Acts”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 14 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000480>
First published online: 2016



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